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Emergency preparedness: the bug-out bag

September is National Preparedness Month, and there’s a lot for us to talk about. A few weeks ago, we made an emergency binder and now let’s work on an evacuation pack, or bug-out bag. You’ll use this if you need to leave quickly due to an emergency. Remember, even if... Keep Reading...
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